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Posted by Rodent

Hmmm...that looks like a pretty cool puzzle game. I don't have a 3DS yet, but I'm gonna have to remember this title for when I do.

Edited by vinsanityv22

Stopped watching after 6 minutes. If I know Brad, it'll get frustrating to watch him try to solve some puzzles. And I do not feel like yelling obvious solutions at my monitor tonight! But, from what I watched, you done good, Mr. Shoemaker! It's not like I needed to see a lot to decide to pick this thing up anyway ;)

Posted by ITSSEXYTIME

@LiquidPrince: Yeah I've been thinking the same thing. I think it's a great example of how expectations matter more than the actual gameplay when it comes to forming opinions on the game. I get the impression Jeff expected/wanted something different from Catherine and so was thus disappointed, but Pushmo is just a random downloadable game so there's no time to build anything of that up. The other half of the issue is Catherine was a story focused game, and I could see how it might be frustrating to be stuck on a puzzle when you really want to see how the story goes.

Posted by BlackPeople

What's up with all the anti semitism in japanese games these days?

Posted by sonicrift

Brad shows off that he can look behind puzzle, then doesn't use feature to solve same puzzle...

Edited by VicRattlehead

does this have less puzzles than the first game? i remember there being like 16 dudes you saved and three rows with 5 puzzles in each tier

Posted by darkdragonmage99

I think I solved that puzzle just by looking at it and they were really close when they dropped that yellow one into the the red one

Posted by Korolev

Tens of Thousands Brad, TENS OF THOUSANDS!

And we're ALL judging you. Secretly.

Posted by eccentrix

@fox01313 said:

Even though I don't have a WiiU, this should go to that platform as any ds game now has no excuse for just staying on it without doing an eshop or a full disc version going to the WiiU. Seems like a great game & should be there to help give people more good original games going to the new console.

Some games are just better portable. Some games need the two screens closer together.

Posted by LiquidPrince

@wumbo3000 said:

@LiquidPrince said:

It still confuses me how much Jeff likes this considering how much he didn't like Catherine, when they are essentially the same thing, except Catherine is better.

I think the the imposing time limit you had on certain puzzles was one of the most annoying things about Catherine. Seriously, in a puzzle game, aren't you supposed to take your time and think out the solution? Having the time limit on boss battles just made you brute force your way through everything. Way too much trial and error for a puzzle game.

Unless I'm misremembering, the only puzzles in Catherine that had a really tight time limit were the boss battles. Otherwise you could dilly dally all you wanted to.

Edited by HerbieBug

I think real world physics bias (gravity) is causing Brad problems for 1-1. If you grant that the goal square will be at the highest altitude of all squares in the puzzle, it follows that yellow must act as a step up towards that. Orange and blue cannot make the jump up to yellow's top squares, therefore only the lower parts of green brought down to the appropriate level could accomplish that goal...

Posted by Romination

@wumbo3000 said:

@LiquidPrince said:

It still confuses me how much Jeff likes this considering how much he didn't like Catherine, when they are essentially the same thing, except Catherine is better.

I think the the imposing time limit you had on certain puzzles was one of the most annoying things about Catherine. Seriously, in a puzzle game, aren't you supposed to take your time and think out the solution? Having the time limit on boss battles just made you brute force your way through everything. Way too much trial and error for a puzzle game.

To counter the "take your time" I offer you Tetris and Meteos and Lumines.

Also the puzzles in Pushmo were all called Pushmo.

Posted by crithon
Posted by wumbo3000

@LiquidPrince said:

It still confuses me how much Jeff likes this considering how much he didn't like Catherine, when they are essentially the same thing, except Catherine is better.

I think the the imposing time limit you had on certain puzzles was one of the most annoying things about Catherine. Seriously, in a puzzle game, aren't you supposed to take your time and think out the solution? Having the time limit on boss battles just made you brute force your way through everything. Way too much trial and error for a puzzle game.

Posted by UCRaider

Do an Aeroporter QL please! eShop!!!

Posted by pyromagnestir

They all have testicle mouths! I know of one GB moderator who's found himself a new favorite game...

Posted by deerokus

In europe these games have different, crapper names. Pullblox and now Fallblox :S

Edited by Swervinmonkeyz

@LiquidPrince said:

It still confuses me how much Jeff likes this considering how much he didn't like Catherine, when they are essentially the same thing, except Catherine is better.

Are you saying they're the same simply because you push blocks in both games? It's kinda like saying volleyball and soccer are basically the same thing because you smack around a ball. Or that SSBB is the same as PS All Stars because they're both cross-franchise brawlers.

The puzzles in Catherine and Pushmo operate on completely different rules of, well, block-pushing. And Catherine's "puzzles" were faster paced, you could die during them and they could be infinitely more frustrating due to that fact. Then there is the separate story portion that Jeff didn't care for. Pushmo is a puzzle game in the same vein as Sudoku in that you have all the time in world to just sit there and contemplate it.

So yea. Not the same thing at all and its perfectly reasonable to have differing opinions on them -_-

Posted by MeatSim

If i ever have a puzzle that needs to be solved I am gonna find a Sumo wrestler.

Posted by Chicken008

@crithon: Yea, it's in the Crashmo forums on Giant Bomb.

Edited by csl316

Dammit, I'm afraid to read the comments for fear of spoilers.
 
This game intimidates me more than any crazy action game.   But if Ninja Dog Brad can solves some puzzles, I probably could, too.

Posted by RoyCampbell

With all of the AAA disappointments this year, this game reminds me that video games can be outstanding.

Posted by GreggD

I figured out that puzzle Brad was stuck on. If only I was there...

Posted by npa189

Well now I have something to get with all the eshop money i will surely be getting for Christmas. Keep pushing Mallo.

Posted by believer258

Damn it, I keep feeling like I saw the solution to the puzzle he skipped but he never did it.

Also, this game looks pretty good. I want a 3DS now.

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Posted by Tireyo

@OleMarthin said:

@Tireyo643: nice work man. that's a cool looking puzzle:)

Thanks! If you happen to pick up Crashmo, try and attempt it yourself!

Posted by GaspoweR

@LiquidPrince: I think Jeff was pretty clear on his feelings regarding Catherine in the Bombcast.

Posted by roboblart

Who was that lovely person on Jeff's iPhone?

Posted by crithon

is that QR code available on a message board? Almost impossible to read it off the video.

Posted by LiquidPrince

It still confuses me how much Jeff likes this considering how much he didn't like Catherine, when they are essentially the same thing, except Catherine is better.

Posted by MjHealy

Since I'm gonna pick myself up a 3DS for Christmas, may as well buy Pushmo as well. This one seems too hard for my simple, monkey brain.

Posted by LordAndrew

This looks way harder than Pushmo. I don't know if I can handle that.

Posted by steelerzfan101

That looks like a fun one! If I get a 3DS (maybe Christmas, I don't know...), this may be a download worth trying! I really like puzzle games like this one!

Posted by TheMasterDS

It should be noted that the Giant Bomb puzzle is nothing like the late game puzzles. They tend to still have around 4 to 6 pieces unlike Pushmo which went up like crazy. Unlike Pushmo however there is always some thinking involved in figuring out the path and very little slowly progressing up a giant shape. That I think will be a weakness of Crashmo, that all the puzzles people make will have none of the sensibilities of the core game and will probably be less puzzles and more big climbs.

Posted by MormonWarrior

Crashmooooooooooo!

I'm still stuck in Pushmo so...I'm gonna wait on picking this one up.

Posted by PimblyCharles

0:52 It's the Snider Stomp!!!!

Posted by murisan

I implore everyone with a 3DS to grab this game. It's less than $10, and worth probably $15.

Posted by mnzy
@Pop said:

at that first hard puzzle 1-1 could they have moved the blue block to the left so the yellow would land on the ground and then push it next to the green one which is now sitting on the blue and jump on the orange to the green to the yellow? This game is cool but I don't have a 3DS, I wish it was on the phone or something.

Yes.
Posted by CitizenJP

Amazing

Posted by Pop

at that first hard puzzle 1-1 could they have moved the blue block to the left so the yellow would land on the ground and then push it next to the green one which is now sitting on the blue and jump on the orange to the green to the yellow? This game is cool but I don't have a 3DS, I wish it was on the phone or something.

Posted by G24S

:3

Posted by theimmortalbum

Glad to know I'm not the only one stuck on 1-1. I mean really?

Posted by Axersia

@DanHammett said:

Are there actually spoilers in this video? I'm somewhat reluctant to watch it because I'm not sure whether or not they are kidding...

Well they solve like 10 puzzles in this QL, so yeah, spoilers.

Edited by ripelivejam

please keep it to good natured ribbing and not actual bitching about the gameplay, GB commenters :)

then again, not sure why i even bother asking that much...

Posted by Bwgmon

Should they really be thanking Mallo for going to retrieve the birds when he scared them off in the first place?

Why would anyone build a balloon out of birds and not have some sort of fail-safe plan in case of loud noises, anyway? That thing looks like a death trap.

Posted by DanHammett

Are there actually spoilers in this video? I'm somewhat reluctant to watch it because I'm not sure whether or not they are kidding...

Posted by Maajin

@Rasmoss said:

A return to the land of testicle noses.

Those are actually testicle mouths!

Posted by Hef

@KillaMaStA: They're showing you the tutorial levels, I think you can get away with seeing the puzzle solutions cause they're all pretty obvious.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

BUY THIS

Posted by beard_of_zeus
@MEATBALL
This game is breaking my brain much earlier than Pushmo did. Great stuff at an awesome price.
I know, right? All the stuff about having to relearn the mechanics is totally for reals. I keep forgetting this game takes place in a world where there's no friction

I had the same experience with puzzle 1-1 as @Brad, skipping it because I couldn't figure it out, and still haven't gone back. Knowing it's not just me makes me feel like slightly less of a dummy...
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